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past many, many years. lots to digest right there. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer here in washington. later in "the situation room," we'll have continuing coverage of what's going on. jay carney, the white house press secretary, will join us. republican congressman pete king. also, the deputy prime minister of britain, nick clegg, will be in "the situation room" as well. "the news room" continues now with brooke baldwin. >> thank you. i'll take it from here. great to see all of you on this thursday. i'm brooke baldwin. we're now getting word that a rapist in montana is out of jail after serving one month. you know the storae ary here. this is the light sentence. it triggered national outrage. not just against him but against the montana judge who ordered the 31-day punishment. the victim in this case was ram bold 14-year-old student who
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later committed suicide. and kyung la now reports on what the rapist now must do. >> this former teacher will eventually have to show up here at probation and parole in billings, montana, because he's still technically under parole, but he is for now a free man having served his time. for the last 31 days, prison has been stacey's home, having served just one month behind bars for raping his 14-year-old student. as she waited for her teacher to face trial, morales's mother said she was tormented by bullingy and victim blaming. before the case was heard, moralez committed suicide. >> she was beautiful. hopefully, he'll get justice. i hope. >> justice has failed at every step, says her mother. not only did she lose her daughter, but then the judge, todd bah, handed down the short sentence, saying morales looked
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older than her chronological sxaj was as much in control as the then 49-year-old rambol. the judge who has ducked cnn's questions has since admitted the sentence may have been illegal. state laws mandate a two-year minimum for this crime. the sentence and the judge's comments sparked national outrage. earlier this week, petitions with 140,000 signatures were delivered to a montana judicial watch dog panel demanding the judge's removal. and the courts, prosecutors have appealed the sentence to the state supreme court, hoping to send him back to prison. and for the victim's mother, a cry for justice. a hollow search along a trail of anguish. >> does that pain ever fade? >> no. no.
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i think we just get used to, so you don't cry every day. >> her mother bracing for what she anticipates will be a horrible day. she is praying that she just doesn't run into this man. brooke. it is looking less likely that the federal government will have to shut down next week. that's because republicans in congress have decided to pick a new fight. and folks, this could be a doozy because it could affect every single one of us. we'll talk about that in just a minute. and your real-life ramifications. first, here's the calendar. you see the number circled? that's october 17th. that's three weeks from today. that is the day the government is set to run out of enough cash to pay all of its bills. and it won't be able to borrow money unless congress raises the debt ceiling. that is the battle that house republicans are choosing to fight in a very, very big way. their plan is this -- to load up the bill, to raise the nation's
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borrowing limit with their own agenda, a wish list, if you will. so as part of this wish list, they would like to delay obama care for a year. include tax reform. approve the keystone pipeline, and reform some entitlement programs. now, president obama flat out calls this blackmail. he says he will not budge. >> the entire world looks to us to make sure that the world economy is stable. you don't mess with that. you don't mess with that. and that's why i will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> so that was the president today. let's get down to the nitty-gritty. this is danny boston, a professor of economics. so welcome to studio seven.
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you heard the president say we don't mess with that, talking specifically about the world economy. he's not negotiating here. this is just the what if game as we look ahead to the october 17th deadline. what if congress ultimately says no to raising the borrowing limit for 2014? how does that impact first just the u.s. economy? >> well, it could be catastrophic. i think, and i'm going to go out on a limb here, i think we could be creating almost the perfect storm for a new recession because there's some things that are different now than they were in 2011 when we had the same debate. >> such as? >> such as the economy is losing steam. the recovery is losing steam. believe it or not, we have been in this recovery for almost four and a half years. and the typical recovery, we've had 11 since the second world war. the typical recovery lasts just under five years and you see all of the data. for example, we created only one
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half as many jobs as people who dropped out of the labor market last year. there's real reasons to be concerned with why we altto continue to have confidence in the economy and allow it to grow as much as possible right now. >> so it's still very precarious. >> it's precarious. >> what about real-life ramifications for folks like someone watching, for you, for me, if this thing doesn't go through? >> real-life implications, and here's also what's different. the last time around, we didn't actually default, but we got so close that -- >> very close. 2011, we all remember. >> the credit ratings dropped. and everybody said, well, dropping credit ratings, interest rates are going to shoot up. interest rates didn't go up. everybody said, well, maybe it wasn't so bad after all. that was a different circumstance because at that point, the u.s. economy was performing so much better than
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all of the other economies around the world that money was flowing into the economy. kept the interest rates low. that's not the case now. money is flowing out of the economy. and if we default, those interest rates will go up because it will be a competition to get the credit. >> what happens to me? >> what happens to you? >> me, me, me, why do i care? >> what happens to you, your interest rate goes up if you want to refinance a house, you have to pay more. housing has been driving the economy forward. it's going to slow that down. you want to make a retail purchase, could be an automobile, could be, for example, a refrigerator or anything you have to finance, the price goes up. so bottom line is, you and i have to pay more. if we have to pay more, we spend less. if we spend less, businesses get less money. >> that affects everybody. >> more people are unemployed. >> professor danny boston, thank
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you. appreciate it. now, quite a turnaround for facebook here, talking about the markets and stocks. this stock hit $50 a share for the first time today. the price of the stock has nearly doubled since july. at last check, it was hovering around the $50 mark. let's take a quick look at the big board. the dow up 16 points. just above that 15,000 mark here as we're just under the two-hour window before the end of the closing trading day here. moving on, breaking today, a woman who fired a warning shot into a wall trying to scare off her husband is getting a new trial. we told you the story initially here. marissa alexander tried to use the standard your ground defense, but a jury didn't buy it. now, an appellate court ordering an entirely new trial on a technicality involving the original instructions to the jury. this is gary tuchman's original report on what exactly went down during that domestic dispute. >> reporter: she walks down the jail hallway in handcuffs. marissa alexander is facing 20
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years behind bars. convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. she said she was defending herself, standing her ground, from a husband who had been arrested before on charges of abusing her. >> he was arrested for doing what to you? >> he choked me. he pushed me forcefully into the tub. he pushed me so hard into the closet that i hit my head against the wall and kind of passed out for a second. >> reporter: her husband received probation after that incident. months later, alexander said she was in the bathroom at their home here in jacksonville, florida, when her husband started pounding on the door. she says he was in a jealous rage over text messages on her cell phone. >> he managed to get the door open. that's when he strangled me. he put his hands around my neck. >> she got away from her husband and then made a fateful decision. she could have run out the front door and escaped. instead, she ran into the garage but said she didn't have the car keys and the garage door was stuck. instead, she grabbed her gun she
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kept in the garage. >> what did you think you were going to do with it? >> i thought i was going to have to protect myself. >> did you think you might have to shoot him? >> yeah, i did, if it came to that. he saw the weapon by my side. he got more upset and that's when he threatened to kill me. >> how is he going to kill you if you're the one with the gun? >> i agree, i thought it was crazy, too. >> why didn't you run out of the door? >> there was no other way. he was right there. >> what if you would have gone around him? your life would have been easier today if you would have done that? >> in a lot of states, i don't have to. >> the law she's talking about is the controversial stand your ground law. s instead of running, she did what she thought he was allowed to do by law, stood her ground and fired into the wall. nobody was hurt, but it was enough to scare her husband, and he left the house with his two young children from a previous relationship. alexander was safe from her husband but not from the law. she was arrested.
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her stand your ground defense rejected and found guilty by a jury. her husband, rico gray, agreed to do an on-camera interview with us to counter his wife's allegations, but a few hours later, he made the decision not to do the interview, claiming going on camera would put his life in danger. however, later, he sent us an e-mail saying he would do an interview if he got paid, which cnn does not do. but he has already said quite a bit. during a deposition with a prosecutor from the office of state attorney angela corey and a defense attorney for his wife, rico gray acknowledged hitting his wife in the past and said this about the shooting incident. quote, if my kids weren't there, i knew i probably would have tried to take the gun from her. i probably would have put my hand on her. marissa alexander's attorney then asked the husband what he meant about putting his hand on her. he responded, probably hit her. i got five baby mamas and i put my hands on every last one of them except one. >> i believe when he threatened to kill me, that's what he was
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going to do. that's exactly what he intended to do. had i not discharged my weapon at that point, i would not be here. >> but later, at a court hearing to determine whether marissa alexander should get immunity based on the stand your ground law, he changed his story saying he lied repeatedly in the deposition to protect his wife, claiming he did not threaten to kill her, and testifying, quote, i begged and pleaded for my life when she had the gun. the jury deliberated for 12 minutes before convicting her. the jacksonville naacp wrote a letter to the trial judge saying marissa alexander may not have received justice because of her gender, race, or economic status. some african-american news sites are saying much the same thing, if marissa had been white, her stand your ground defense would have been accepted and she wouldn't be facing 20 years in prison, but alexander will not say if she agreed with the possibility. >> i'll be honest with you, i'm uncomfortable answering that. >> she had a baby girl with rico gray almost two years ago, but she only sees her in
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photographs. that's because rico gray has custody. he's considered the victim, his wife the criminal. >> this is my life i'm fighting for. this is my life, and it's my life and it's not entertainment. this is my life. >> the 20-year sentence is a mandatory 20 years meaning no chance of parole. >> gary tuchman reporting. we are expecting a news conference next hour on this, keeping a close eye on that story for you. we'll bring you the latest. meanwhile, a historic moment in new york. iran and the united states meeting for the first time in 30 years. but it's what iran's president said today about nukes that may show where these talks could be headed. also, the nfl community suffering another suicide after a former chargers player, san diego chargers player, kills himself. we'll talk live to paul oliver's high school football coach. [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever.
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30 years is about to happen. between these two men. secretary of state john kerry meeting with his counterpart, the iranian foreign minister. the focus of the meeting -- iran's nuclear program, and really the key question here, can iran be trusted? can iran be trusted to enrich uranium which is potential nuclear bomb fuel within the confines of international rules. iran president hassan rouhani said they can, and he took it a step further. >> translator: no nation should possess nuclear weapons. since there are no right hands for these wrong weapons, as you mr. secretary-general, have rightly put it. now is determined to make every
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effort to realize the vision of a nuclear-weapon-free world without further delay. >> nick is our senior international correspondent live at the u.n. and nick, before we talk about rouhani's comments, let's talk about the meeting today, the big meeting about to happen between kerry and his counterpart in iran. they'll be sitting down. do we know exactly what is expected to happen there? >> first of all, the permanent five members of the security council plus germany will meet, and then the iranian foreign minister will join them. we'll see pictures of that when it happens. the issue, though, are what are the substance of the talks. the most high level diplomacy between iran and the u.s. in 35 years. you can't discount this is a significant step. we heard from john kerry this morning walking through the building, quite simply, we need to know they're serious. when they know, he'll let us know.
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substance here, we know the iranians potentially talking to the "washington post." suggesting perhaps a lesser enrichment of uranium. and also they would like a deal in three to six months, but the technical details, we're low on it. call it a comeback of monumental proportions. oracle team usa sailed to victory in the 34th america's cup and they remained champ said by beating out the emirates team new zealand. >> the stars and stripes say it all. the comeback of 2013 is complete. america's cup will stay in america. >> you heard that announcer, it will stay in america. after trailing 8-1, america's team came back with a vengeance to defeat their rivals in the
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final race of the competition. some called it monumental triumph in sporting history. it certainly received recognition in the house floor. >> we received recognition in sports history on an american bay. team usa won the very first race in 1851. and had successfully defended the cup for the next 132 years until 1983. exactly 30 years later, the cup returned home where it belongs in the hands of american sailors who defied the odds, were so courageous, were so disciplined, so focused, who had such a strategic plan to give our country, usa, usa, usa, a victory we will never forget. >> congratulations, usa. meantime, a comeback story of a much different kind. michael j. fox. we have a preview of his first
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who is responsible for killing the king of pop? michael jackson himself? his doctor, or his last concert promoter? well, as we take a live look inside this courthouse in los angeles, the jacksons' attorney here is telling the jury right this very moment that concert promoter aeg live is to blame. he's wasted no time telling these jurors that aeg live is blaming everyone but themselves. >> i want to tell you from the heart what i believe the evidence has shown in this case. come up here and accept no responsibility and put it all on michael, mrs. jackson, karen fay, everybody but them. and when you point the finger at someone, you have four fingers
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pointing back at yourself. it's a case about shared responsibility. okay? we're not running from it. michael paid the ultimate price. he's not here anymore. okay? sure, he took propofol. but remember, remember, every time he took propofol, he didn't die. until one thing happened. an unfit and incompetent doctor in a conflict of interest situation did it in an inappropriate setting. >> that's one side. meantime, closing arguments yesterday, aeg live's attorney said michael jackson is to blame for his death. jackson's family is asking for anywhere between $1 billion and $2 billion with a "b" for the pain and suffering and for what they say michael jackson would have made on his tour. they blame aeg live who they say hired and supervised dr. conrad murray. murray was convicted of
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involuntary manslaughter in jackson's death and that jury there in l.a. right at this moment is expected to get this case later today. and tonight, michael j. fox returns to television headlining his first series in more than a decade. you know the story. parkinson's disease is the reason he has been on the sideline, but in this new role, he is playing a former tv news anchor with the same medical condition who wants to get back to work. and our own entertainment correspondent nischelle turner has more on fox's remarkable comeback. >> 911? no, i didn't call 911. >> in411 on michael j. fox, she's starring on his own tv show for the first time in over a decade. >> you should come back to work. >> are you forgetting why i left? >> in his self titled new sitcom, he played a famous news man who put his career on hold after developing a sear i'd medical condition. >> since we're both here, can i get you to sign an autograph, my
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uncle has also hiemers. >> i have parkinson's. >> either way. >> it's what sidelined his own career tump israel. he left "spin city" in 2000 after his condition worsened. in recent years, he's guest starred on several tv shows including "curb your enthusiasm." >> did you shake that up on purpose? >> parkinson's. >> and "the good wife." but his new comedy ups the work load dramatically. >> hello, how are you? nice to see you. when i talked to him at the emmy said, he sounded up to the task. what's it been like? >> a lot of hard work, but satisfying. a learning experience to see what is difficult to do for me now. and another sense, what i'm capable of, and that i didn't give myself credit of being capable of. >> we love you, the whole world love sa loves you. >> wendell pierce admires him. he has an added challenge that we don't have. and that's the thing i really
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respect about what he does. >> can i have a personal victory right now? we are starving. >> michael j. fox dishing out laughs and a generous helping of inspiration. nischelle turner. >> awesome. god luck to him. >> christine romans says if there's no deal on the debt ceiling in all of three weeks, it could spell catastrophe. that's exactly what our economics professor said at the top of the show. meantime, president obama says he won't surrender on obama care, and republicans suggest they won't either. so who blinks first? let's talk to candy crowley on that. >> plus, a new street jug that first surfaced in russia now popping up here in the united states. this drug can eat your flesh after you get a high. ooh, don't miss this one. [ female announcer ] it figures...on your busiest day you see the gray. try root touch-up by nice 'n easy. just brush our permanent color matching creme right where you need it. then rinse.
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president obama today saying there's no surrender on obama care. look at the calendar, five days to go before new health care exchanges are set to open. president obama laid it on thick. campaign-style speech touting his signature health care law. and he got personal, slamming republicans trying to bring it down. here he was. >> in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one should go broke just because they get sick. the affordable care act is here to stay. so the first thing you need to know is this. if you already have health care, you don't have to do anything. in fact, for the past few years since i signed the affordable care act, a lot of you have been enjoying new benefits and protections that you didn't have before, even if you didn't know they were coming from obama care. because the affordable care act, more than 100 million americans have gotten free preventive care
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like mammograms and contraceptive care with no copays. because of the affordable care act, just this year, 8.5 million families actually got an average of $100 back from their insurance companies because the insurance company spent too much on things like overhead and not enough on actual medicare. -- medical care. some of the same republicans who warned three years ago that this law would be armageddon, that's what they said, armageddon. now, they're threatening steps that actually would badly hurt our entire economy. not because of the affordable care act but because of what they're threatening to do. some have threatened a government shutdown if they can't shut down this law. >> so the president today speaking there in all of this happening as president obama's approval ratings are slumping. so this new cnn poll found 45% of americans surveyed approve of
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how the president is handling his job. you can see back in may, that number was at 49%. i want to bring in our chief political correspond and host of "state of the union" candy crowley. these republicans are waging war on obama care, depending on what you're talking about, wanting to defund it or put it off a year. you think the president made inroads today? >> i think the inroads the president wants to make now is to convince the american people to take a look at this because what he most needs when he looks at congress, i think he thinks he's pretty sure that they're going to hand him something that does not defund obama care. in any case, he would certainly veto whatever it is, and there aren't the votes to do that. so i think they have calculated that while the president is certainly in this fight, in the end, defunding obama care is a non-starter. delaying it for a year, we'll see. we've already seen at least one democrat say i could see delaying it for a year when they
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get to the debt ceiling. still, it's a pretty solid block of democrats who don't want to mess with obama care. and a sizable number of republicans who don't want to shut the government down. i think the white house looks at this and says, i think we're going to get this. obama care is going to go as planned. october 1st, the sign-up is going to begin. i think that speech is a pep rally to go look at it. get online, see what you can do. what they most need is for people to engage in obama care, particularly young and healthy americans. so i think this is the beginning of the selling of obama care, and it has the added pressure of kind of, you know, putting congress, you know, dead center and saying they're stepping in the way of this. >> speaking of republicans, this is house speaker john boehner talking today. >> the american people don't want the president hfsz health care bill, and they don't want the government to shut down. republicans are listening, we passed a bill last week that would do just what the american people have asked. it's time for the senate to
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listen and pass the bill that we sent over there. >> so what are the risks, candy, for these republicans? i realize there are fault lines between the members of the republican party. what do they risk by trying to eliminate or put off obama care? >> well, what a number of republicans believe is that nationally, some of them said this will destroy the republican party if we shut down the government. not necessarily get rid of obama care, but if we shut down the government. if we refuse to raise the debt ceiling. they think that will be very hard on the republican party's national image. but on the house side in particular, you have republicans that are in districts that really say fine, shut down the government, if that's what it takes. so the risks to the -- certainly to the imagery of the republican party, arepublicans think is high when it comes to shutting down the government. they do think, by the way, even the republicans who say we're not going to shut down the government, let's just get it
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done, say we would like to get rid of obama care. >> they agree on that. >> this is the big old wish list. we would love to get rid of it, but this isn't the way to do it. i think over the next year or two years or five years, you'll see adjustments, maybe you'll see big adjustments to this law. again, they're going to try to delay it for a year. we'll see if that pans out. it doesn't look likely given the numbers in the senate. i think it's just the beginning of it, but i think most of the folks on capitol hill can count noses pretty easily. and understand the politics of shutting down the government and don't particularly like what they see when it comes to the republicans. >> okay, candy crowley, thank you. we'll talk to the wish list attached to the debt ceiling vote. that's a whole other issue in the show. and we want to hear about your health care stories and how you feel. send us an i-report. go to cnnireport.com and tell us your story. okay, here we go. this next story might make you a
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little squeamish. it includes graphic pictures so if you don't like the sound of that, turn away now. okay. i'm talking about this drug. it's called crocadil. a deadly street drug. first surfaced in russia. gives a high, they say, similar to that of heroin. but unlike heroin, it also eats your flesh from the inside out. and despite what you're looking at, these horrifying side effects, it has made its way across the ocean from russia with two cases popping up here in the u.s. just this past week. >> we've had two cases this past week. that have occurred in arizona. and as far as i know, this is the first cases in the united states that are reported. so we're extremely frightened. >> cnn's amy here to explain. you have been looking at pretty squeamish videos today for yourself. >> actually showing you the edited version, toned down. >> not as graphic as you looked add, which i have avoided.
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we're reporting on two cases. you discovered there have been more? >> there have been. this is so new that even the doctors don't know. poison control centers, they haven't even had time to collaborate the information. we got the attention of two cases in arizona. we have now found out there's a total of five this year, 2013. none last year. so for russia, though, better part of a decade, people have been showing up with the tell-tale symptoms of ckrokodil, which is basely green, scaly skin. it's so damaging that people were showing up in emergency rooms without limbs. with their bones exposed. >> what? >> it's so damaging actually that once the users start, their life span, two to three years. so why would anyone use this drug, right? as you mentioned, it's a high like heroin, but it's a lot cheaper and easier to make. >> what's in it for it to bring people to the hospitals missing limbs? >> it's decamorphine.
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it has coating as the primary source of material. in russia, they don't have the regulations we do. you also have hydrochloric acid. red phosphorus from the tip of a match, and then the more dangerous things, anything from alcohol, gasoline, paint stripper, all of these non-pure, so when you're talking drugs, the thing that's actually going to affect you most, that's going to lead to those long-term damages is the impurities you don't see in things like morphine and heroin. that's what's leading to the necrosis. i spoke to a doctor who said this is really just the tip of the iceberg here. >> let's hope there are not more cases than what we're reporting. thank you very much. it's tragic to think of the lengths some people go. >> now bill gates says it was all a mistake and something most of us type on our keyboards each and every day.
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you know those three keys, control-alt-delete. they help you.
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you have to hit them all at once to log in or if ever there's nothing working, you hit control-alt-delete. do you ever wonder why it takes all three keys? someone finally asked microsoft chairman bill gates. >> we could have had a single button that the guy who did the idea on the keyboard designed didn't want to give us our single button. and so we programmed a level. it was a mistake. >> a mistake, she says, coming up, a tragic story from the nfl community. a former pro player, all of 29 years young, is dead by his own hand. we will talk live to paul oliver's former high school football coach here in studio next. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed much is the official retirement age.
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like it was yesterday. he was the best of the best. what was he like on and off the field? >> this is a real tough situation for everybody because this isn't paul. this is surprising, shocking. he was really outgoing. he -- he was a great teammate. when you read in the paper, even the chargers that he played with, the first thing they say was how much they liked him. he was really well liked, a leader, hard, hard worker. and talented beyond belief. >> how many years ago was that that he played with you? >> he played at harrison from 1999 to 2003. and his brothers all played. his whole family played for me. they were a football family. >> off the field, what kind of young man was he? >> just like i said, they were real close-knit. his sophomore year, we played for the state championship. and he played with a group of kids that were talented, too.
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there were five division i players off his senior class. and they were really tight. they were all upset and shocked by it and really close-knit, real good friends. he was a good friend, good teammate, good leader. this is -- this is uncharacteristic. i would never have thought this. >> i see your emotion. how is this for you? >> it's difficult because, you know, as a high school football coach, they're with you like 24/7. especially here in georgia, big school football there. and they work out all year. you're with them all year long. paul was the kind of kid that, you know, one story was, like, when he was -- we lift weights at 6:30 in the morning. that's when we did it. and it takes a big commitment to get there. he and a bunch of his teammates started doing that in the sixth grade.
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so he was up there with the varsity kids. they were that committed. when you're with those kids so long and put so much into it, it's difficult. >> i read in the "san diego tribune" today, he leaves behind a wife. he leaves behind two kids. according to this newspaper article i read, it said they witnessed the incident. the big question is the why. i don't think anyone really has the answer yet. but have you been in touch with him through the years at all? >> i haven't heard much from him since he went into the nfl. was in a lot of touch when he was in college. once you get into the nfl scene, we haven't heard much from him. although, all the players called yesterday. a lot of them, a lot of them. and you know, they talked to him, and now and then, but they were just as surprised. they said he was excited about his family and bringing up his two kids. john and badi, who was like his best friend. he also had an nfl tryout, good
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player himself. we talked to him this morning. john, did you have any idea? he said, no idea. uncharacteristic. >> coach, when you hear about, we have been reporting, i think, of junior seau and other pro players who have taken their own lives. the question i have, i guess, since you're dealing and have been dealing with young people, are there current players or parents who come to you with concerns about life, you know, if they go pro and beyond? >> well, with a pro aspect, you don't have many of them. so it's a real small percentage that ever get that opportunity. but from what i understand, and you know, i know a lot of pro coaches, it's a tough adjustment from being in that big limelight, you know, a lot of money. and then it's gone, like they call you in and it's gone the next day. that's got to be difficult. but i don't know. >> coach bruce cobleigh,
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♪ turn around barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪ terrifying brush with death. if you are a longtime cnn viewer, his face will definitely look familiar to you. leon harris spent 20 years here at cnn, and he talked to dr. sanjay gupta about this scary health battle. >> good evening. i'm leon harris. >> leon harris began his television career 30 years ago at cnn, as a cameronman who rose to the number two spot before his talents in front of the camera were discovered a decade
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later and he began anchoring for cnn. he was on set for the network's coverage of many big news stories including the oklahoma city bombings and the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center. >> you're looking at this picture. it's the twin towers of the world trade center. >> in 2003, he moved on to local television as lead anchor for wjla in washington, d.c. all the time, he was the picture of health. but recently, harris had a real and terrifying brush with death. >> woke up like i normally do. got out of bed. >> but august 1st turned out to be anything but normal. >> had this incredible sudden pain in my stomach. it felt like a horse had kicked me. it literally knocked me to the floor. >> still, he thought it was possibly indigestion. then -- >> i sat there in the floor in the worst pain in my life. you would think somebody with a college degree would think, hey, maybe you should get help? but i did the same exact thing i always do and the same thing i know a lot of guys do. >> after an hour, harris was found by his wife dawn, who
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immediately got him to the hospital. >> if she hadn't come upstairs when she did, i wouldn't be having this conversation with you. >> the diagnosis? >> necrotizing pank retites. it decided to start dying and taking my kidneys and lungs and other internal organs with it. >> it's severe inflammation of the pancreas, the tissue dies and causes more infection. it can often be fatal. >> i ended up dying twice that one week. fortunately for me, i was unconscious. i had no idea what was going on. >> in fact, harris spent the first nine days unconscious on a ventilator. >> good to see you, man. >> good to have you back. >> it took nearly six weeks, but harris is on the mend. and he recently got back on the air. to this day, his doctors don't know exactly what triggered his illness, but harris has this advice. >> don't wait until you have as close a brush with leaving this earth as i did before you decide
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her teacher raped her. but judge todd bah said at that august 26ths sentencing that morales was, quote, as much in control as the then 49-year-old rambold. he then sentenced rambold to one month behind bars. now, as we have learned just this afternoon, he's out, and now on probation for the next 14 years. two women's groups filed a complaint against this judge and the sentence is under appeal, but charisse morales' mother is hoping the higher courts will ultimately give her justice. >> i haven't seen justice yet. 30 days isn't justice. we'll see what happens. and apparently with the courts, anything can happen. but hopefully, the supreme court will celt it right. because so far, i haven't seen any justice. >> joining me now on the phone is marion bradley, the president
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of the montana national organization for women, one of the groups that gathered 140 signatures as part of a formal complaint against the judge. welcome. >> thank you. >> first to you, now that we know this guy is out, will you, will your group be keeping some sort of eye on him somehow? >> i think given the restrictions on his probation or parole, that the department of corrections will be busy enough to do that for us. apparently, he has a laundry list of things he can't do. so i think we can keep him at bay. i would be surprised if he makes it through until this appeal happens because it's really tough, what is out there. but more importantly is removing the judge, filing an appeal. the attorney general's office is filing an appeal. we as an organization along with a number of other womens groups
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and women independently, are filing a brief at the supreme court to support the appeal and we'll see where it takes us. >> right, right, and you mentioned, you talk about this judge here. we know that there has been a lot of public animosity against the rapist. the judge, you heard what the judge said about this at the time, 14-year-old victim, that she looked, quote, older than her chronological age. do you think, marian, that this case is somehow, this seemingly small, singular case out of montana, has really cracked this issue open that no matter how a victim looks, she cannot consent to a relationship when she's 14? >> absolutely. she is not of age to consent in the state of montana. legal consent like most states is the age of 16. she cannot give it, but we live in a society that blames
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victims. it's what you look like, what you do, how you talk, how you don't talk. and it has opened up a national conversation which is a good thing. i mean, it's so terrible, and i'm so sympathetic to her mom. she was a wonderful mom. but the conversation is even bigger than what we could even imagine. >> and we'll follow up with the mom and see what happens in these higher courts as she's still waiting to see what justice looks like. marian bradley, thank you so much for hopping on the phone with me. now to this, you can sign up for obama care in just five days, but expect plenty of washington bickering before obama care's health exchanges debut tuesday. president obama says republicans trying to get rid of his health care plan are quote/unquote irresponsible. >> said these rates would come in real high and everybody's premiums would be sky high, and it turns out lo and behold, actually, the prices came in lower than we expected.
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they said this would be a disaster in terms of jobs. there's no widespread evidence that the affordable care act is hurting jobs. >> so the deadline, government is due to shut down tuesday if congress cannot reach a budget deal. house speaker john boehner said only republicans are listening to the nation right now. >> the american people don't want the president's health care bill, and they don't want the government to shut down. republicans are listening. we passed a bill last week that would do just what the american people have asked. it's time for the senate to listen and pass the bill that we sent over there. >> the obama care lelth care exchanges will open tuesday. and we have all been watching this fight over obama care and the bill to keep the government running past the end of the month, but alas, there's a bigger fight coming. the government's ability to borrow money and it could have a lasting affect on every single one of us. >> brooke, the shutdown may be more imminent but the
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administration officials are more concerned with the debt ceiling. why? during a shutdown, mandatory spending wouldn't be affected. that means seniors could still get their social security payments. but that's not the case if the debt ceiling is not raised. there would be no spending once the government runs out of money on hand. when is that? october 17th. that's when they'll have maybe $30 billion on hand, and the government can't borrow any more money. that means just like when your bank account is empty and you can't find any extra source of cash, the government will have to stop paying some of its bills, bills like our interest payments on some of our debt. we wouldn't be able to pay interest to china on massive loans. what about social security? there are people who might not get social security checks. medicare and medicaid. 110 million people are on one of those programs. what could be worse is we don't know the reaction from the markets. how many hundreds of billions of dollars could we owe in borrowing costs if interest
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rates rise? we don't know until we get there, and by then, the damage is done. >> thank you. and house republicans are revealing a new strategy in this whole debt ceiling fight. their plan is this, to load up the bill to raise the nation's borrowing limit with their own agenda. and the conditions really amount to this laundry list. let me run down a few. first, they want to delay obama care for a year. want to include some tax reform in there. approve the keystone xl pipeline, and reform some entitlement programs. we heard and were playing sound from the president today calling what the republicans are doing here blackmail. and he says, you know, not mincing words, he will not be negotiating. let's get the republican action. amy holmes anchors the hot list at the blaze.com. welcome back. we just ran through some of the items -- >> thank you for having me. >> -- the items on the wish list, you know the democrats, the white house will oppose, apoi oppo oppose, oppose all this. how many of these provisions do the republicans reliszicily
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think they can pass along with the debt ceiling hike. >> you did have that bulleted list. that's the maximal list. but tying spending cuts to the debt ceiling fight is less controversial than you think. bloomberg came out with a poll today that found that 61% of americans, they want to see some federal spending cuts if we're going to raise the debt ceiling. only 28% of the public agrees with the president and the democrats' position that it should be quote/unquote a clean debt ceiling raise wows any kind of reforms. there's another piece of polling data the president has his eye on, the fact his approval ratings are the lowest they've been in a year and a half. cbs finds it at 43%. when it comes to the economy, only 41%. so i think that debt ceiling negotiation is really an opportunity, really, for the president to get onboard with the american people and start to make major reforms to out of control spending and a very unpopular health care law. >> but how much of that, to my
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question, how much of that do you think the republicans really think will go through? and why do you think they're doing this? >> well, i think they're trying to hold the democrats' feet to the fire on issues that are popular with the american public. again, reform or repeal of obama care, building that keystone oil pipeline. as far as entitlement reform goes, i would agree that is a long shot. that takes a lot of negotiation, about a lot of moving parts. but delaying obama care for a year, we saw that joe manchin, the democratic senator from west virginia today, said it's okay. absolutely. so what does that do? it means we turn our attention to mark pryor, kay hagan from north carolina, mark begich from alaska. these democrat senators up for a very tough re-election battle. and if anything, it could give them the opportunity to vote in line with their constituents. they might actually welcome it.
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>> amy holmes, thank you. coming up, two pilots under the microscope for what happened 30,000 feet in the air with 300 passengers onboard. the pilots said they only had five hours sleep over the course of two days. now an investigation to find out if they were asleep at the controls at the same time. think about that. plus, mother of three sentenced to 20 years in jail. she fired a warning shot to scare off an abusive husband. today, she learned she will get a new trial. we'll tell you why. across america people are taking charge
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all right, got some breaking baseball news for you. bud selig, the commissioner for major league baseball, we have now learned will be retiring after next season. he said two years ago that 2014 would be his last. and it will be. he is 79 years of age. he became acting commissioner back in 1992. he was named permanent commissioner in 1998.
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so let's talk about this. dan leavy, bleacher report's national lead writer on the phone with me. just in the last couple years i have been talking baseball on the show, you think of the steroids scandal, you think of the home run records, i mean, when someone says, dan, bud selig, what do you think? >> first, this is going to be the longest retirement ever. that's the first thing i think, like a five-year retirement. it's funny because you have to look at selig's legacy, and he's made it about drugs. he's done more than any commissioner to clean up the game. he's done as much as anyone in any sport to clean up the game, and then you go back to the interleague play, adding the extra playoffs, which i think if he could choose a legacy, it would be expanding the playoffs. that may be 15 years from now what we remember him most for. >> last year, we were talking. no one was inducted into the
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hall of fame. >> right, and to me, that's a black eye on the game. i think it's a confusing time for people. not just for the commissioner's office, but for everyone in baseball, to figure out what this all means. i think it's going to have to happen after selig is gone, and him taking himself away from the game could probably start to get people to think, okay, is this going to be the end of the steroid era? i think it's never going to end but that might be the end of the conversation. >> has there ever really not been a controversial commissioner, you think? >> well, you know, i think that's the great thing about baseball and why it's probably the hardest job. because we care so much about the sport, historically, for hundreds of years, we cared about the sport of baseball, and the drug issue is really because the records are sacred in that sport. i think it's sort of a testament to selig and the position, how seriously we take all that. >> all right, dan leavy, bleacher report's national lead writer, thank you for hopping on the phone with me. we appreciate it. breaking news, bud selig retiring, first of 2015.
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now to this. >> falling asleep behind the wheel at 30,000 feet in the air. british aviation officials are investigating now whether these two pilots nodded off at the same time when the plane was on auto pilot. local reports began surfacing that while one pilot took a 20-minute nap, his co pilot also fell asleep. the airline in question here says there is no proof this actually happened. but that hasn't stopped the british pilots' association from speaking out today. here's a statement they released accusing the aviation authority to be far too complacent about the levels of tiredness among british pilots and failing to acknowledge the scale of the underreported problems. so the man who covers all things aviation for us, mr. richard quest, joining me from the studios there in new york. so, i mean, first of all, if it's true, it's incredibly frightening, but really maybe the real question is, are pilots working too much? >> i think that is exactly the
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issue. the what's and wherefors of this case are, to quote the cia, ambiguous at boast, and sources i have spoken to, nobody can be sure what happened on that flight deck at that time. anyway, british pilots are allowed to take a snooze in flight. it's known as in-seat resting. they're allowed to do this provided the other one is flying the aircraft. there are various rules of when you can in the flight and when you can't. the question of what happened here is one major issue. much more important, the u.s. is looking at the number of hours pilots are flying, and has come up with new tighter regulations, some like them, some don't. the europeans have looked at them. the pilots don't like them, they say they're too lax. when you have these flights, think about it, from new york to dubai, 16 hours. these mammoth, long, ultra long flights. it's inevitable that pilots get
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tired and no amount of rest before a flight is going to cure that. >> i have been on a plane to london and saw the pilot come back to where we were sitting and zip up and go to bed. i'm going to presume that someone else was in there. >> that's rest time. that's built in due to the actual flight itself. nowadays, many planes, the pilots have their own special bunks where they can go and sleep and sleep properly. the core, trying to work out when a pilot should be sleeping, when he should be flying, on his rest, it is fiendishly complicated. it's all to do with the number of flights, the hours, the times, the red-eyes and everything. but the core issue remains, pilots say they're being asked to fly too much, and they're being asked to fly when they are fatigued. on that question, we must all be concerned. >> agree. richard quest, thank you. coming up next, a mother of three gets a new shot at freedom. she said she fired a warning shot toward an abusive husband in self-defense. still, a jury sentenced her to
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a woman who fired a warning shot into a wall trying to scare off her husband in this domestic dispute is now getting a new trial. she's marissa alexander. here she is. she tried to use the stand your ground defense, but a jury didn't bite. well, now an appellate court ordering this new trial, all on a technicality involving the original instructions to the jury. and in our gary tuchman's original reporting, marissa had said her husband choked her, pushed her in a tub, the naacp had been all over the case, previously writing a letter to the trial judge. it released a statement just a short time ago saying this, quote, this is a welcome development in a case that represents the double standards in our justice system. so jean casarez, cnn legal correspondent, joining me now. how often do you hear about this? a new trial, first of all, and on a technicality? >> it doesn't happen every day. no question. i've got the opinion right here. and the court says, and it was a jury instruction, because it's
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amazing, but they gave an instruction to the jury, and remember, this is florida. where they said that if you, the jury, believe that this woman's husband was about to perpetrate that aggravated battery, about to attack her, it's her burden to show beyond a reasonable adoubt he was going to attack her. that's not the law in florida. self-defense, you merely have to put on some evidence of self-defense and then the burden shifts back over to the prosecution, just like it did in the george zimmerman case. and the prosecution must show beyond a reasonable doubt it was not self defense. it's really surprising the jury instruction was so wrong, but the court determined this was a fundamental flaw, a fundamental error because the jury could have acquitted her if they knew the burden was on the prosecution or they could have convicted her of a lesser included. >> so then, jean, with the new trial, how -- we know how this could play out. i mean, do you see her getting 20 years for this?
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>> it could go either way. or she could be convicted of that lesser included. remember, this was a stand your ground case. the court upheld the lower court's decision on stand your ground because they said there was not a preponderance of the evidence here that she in fact needed to fire that shot. it was a warning shot. it was in the air. of course, the other side of that is she actually just missed him and the shot seemed to go into the air. so they're deferring to the trial court on that. so it's a win for angela corey's district. remember, this is angela corey's district, the district that was responsible for the prosecution of george zimmerman, but definitely, they will have to go back and retry this case again if they so choose. >> jean casarez, thank you. he was a governor and a president. she, a senator and secretary of state. bill and hillary clinton have a long history of civil service. so has to be a daughter chelsea's blood, right? >> i'm deeply grateful for my life now.
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happening live in new york, any moment now, the clinton family appearing on stage, all together, to close out a week-long meeting of the clinton global initiative. no, they're not in office. they're not running for office. at least not currently. yet, they are back in the spotlight, weighing in on pretty important issues hire. and that includes chelsea clinton, who tells piers morgan how america should deal with home-grown terror, specifically young americans being recruited by the al shabaab terror network. take a listen. >> is your mom running for president? >> you'll have to ask her that. >> what? >> you'll have to ask her that? >> okay. she's out in the back, so i might bring her out. >> so we won't take it personally if you race out the
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back. >> i'll do what it takes for cnn. have you ever thought about running for high office? there there's people asking me that question for as long as i can remember. literally, one of my first memories. >> what is the truthful answer? >> the truthful answer is thankfully, the truthful answer, i guess. in that i'm deeply grateful for my life now. i love my life. i love being able to do this work. i love that particularly through the clinton global initiative university, we're able to connect with students like peggy and help connect her to more resources that can help advance her work and help connect her to young students who want to emulate her work. and i'm grateful that i live in a city and state and country -- >> this is a brilliant politician's answer. this is what i mean, why you would be so perfect. you managed to talk for an entire minute without referring remotely to either yes or no. >> well, the answer is, i don't know. that is the honest answer. because right now, i am grateful for my life. i'm invigorated by my life.
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>> how about that? by the way, you can catch more with piers' panel with chelsea tonight. hello, john avlon. joining me, cnn political analyst and executive editor of the daily beast. she sounds a lot like -- hearing her voice, a lot like hillary clinton. that's all i could think listening to that. ia know how the clintons work when it comes to politics. they know how the media works. what's behind all these recent public appearances? >> it's the most interesting post-presidency ever for a reason, because no post-presidency has the potential of another president in the same family. this is unprecedented american history. chelsea, you can tell she's the daughter of two formidable politicians. she drank the same water, she knows the talking points. they know how to play the media and they have been able to translate their influence to positive good. and that itself is interesting and purposeful. >> it's also interesting because you think about the bushes, for
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example. the bush family, and in post-presidency, and george w. bush, he kind of went away, you know, for a while. this is quite a stark difference when you compare the two families. >> it's a remarkable difference. i mean, you know, we have these dueling dynasties in american politics for much of the last 25 years. and there's a total stylistic difference. george w. bush, as you said, basically went back to the ranch. i think he decided discretion is the better part of valor and didn't want to weigh in on every political brouhaha, even at times frankly when the republican party could have used his advice to calm down their passions. where the clintons wear their ambition on their sleeve and they're not retiring from the spotlight. obviously, the 2008 campaign being tough fought between hillary and president obama, and then an accomplished one term as secretary of state, and now this overwhelming 55-point lead in the most recent cnn poll over the rest of the democratic field for hillary clinton should she
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decide to run. it's an unprecedented situation, but they're not shy in retiring. they're in the fray. they like it that way. it's part of why, the reason, the fascination persists. >> chelsea morgan on piers morgan tonight. >> a roaring fire engulfed this apartment complex. five people, including three kids, trapped inside. then you have this 8-year-old child now hailed a hero for what he did to try to save those from inside. you will hear from him next. plus, a bride canceled her wedding. it happens. her parents left with the wedding reception. had to decide, will that go on? who to invite? they have the food, the venue. you'll hear from them and what they did coming up. so ally bank really has no hidden fees on savings accounts? no hidden fees. it's just that i'm worried about you know "hidden things." ok, why's that? well uhhh... hey daddy, what's your job? daddy's a uhh florist. are you really a florist?
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we told you at the top of the hour about a man convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl. she later committed suicide. it made national news because the judge gave him a sentence of 31 days. he just got out of jail today. watch this video. this is our correspondent running after him. take a look. >> hi, stacey. >> hi, i'm kyung lah from cnn. can i askia a few questions? are you checking in with your parole officer? >> he has nothing to say. walking into the probation office there in billings, montana. kyung lah with that. now to this incredible story, this little boy just 8 years old saves his neighbors from this. look at this fire. family, including three children, inside this tennessee apartment complex. as flames enveloped it room by
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room. how did he do it? why did he do it? i'm going to let him tell you. wkrn's nadia reports. >> because i don't like people dying. i just want them to live. >> this was the dramatic scene early wednesday morning at the oak grove apartments in lawre e lawrenceburg about 70 miles south of nashville. this heart-pounding video was taken by a camera mounted on the helmet of a firefighter. watch as he rushes into the stairwell engulfed in flames. firefighters received reports of five people including three children being trapped, rushed to save the lives of one of the victims. then you hear a police officer calling out -- watch again as the firefighter lowers the girl to safety. >> two of my sisters went off the balcony because they picked them up and hold them on the edge and dropped them. and the policemen caught them.
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>> jonathan bent is grateful his younger sister captured in this compelling video as well as his two other siblings who were rescued made it out alive. residents say his quick thinking also saved their lives. >> he was knocking on doors, running everywhere, knocking on this door, help, help, fire, fire. >> we're told the 8-year-old was asleep at a neighbor's home in a lower apartment just to keep an eye on her, apparently, this person was an elderly person, so he sprung into action when he noticed she dropped her cigarette. the oxygen tank, thus sparking the fire. good for him. next, a family makes a pretty tough decision, making -- i should say the best out of a tough situation. their actions making national headlines. daughter cancelling the wedding 40 days before the big day. the parent, what to do, what to do with the reception. they paid for the food, the venue. hear the idea that has a lot of people talking. that's next. [ man ] this isn't my first career.
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know, you're cancelling the party, right? >> yes. >> i know that's tough. you're cancelling this party, and willie, you have this idea, let's not cancel it. let's do what? >> let's have a party with helping feed the hungry people, people from shelters who probably have never had this kind of party before. i've been in this location like this. that was the only thing that i could think of that came to me that was worth spending the kind of money that we were spending on a replacement for. i couldn't see doing anything else. >> because it was the venue, what, the food? this was paid for. so you're either going to have to eat it or pay it forward? >> exactly. >> or walk away. >> or walk away. >> yes. >> when he said this to you, you said? >> i was reluctant initially. and with that, i thought, yeah, well, that's a great idea.
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so i picked up the telephone and call called josea feed the thingry, and they thought it was a prank. >> that you wanted to bus these people to a reception site and feed them. flash forward to it happens. you bus the families to this lovely location. you were there. you attended, your daughter attended as well. >> yes. >> what was this like being here? it was supposed to be her party. instead, it was the party of a different kind. >> the best birthday party i could have for me. i got to welcome the guests as they came in. they were already thanking me for just having them there. this is before the party started. >> wow. >> i was really excited about that. >> wow. >> what were they saying to you? >> they were saying that this was something that they have never done in their lives and doubt very seriously if they would ever have an opportunity again. for our daughter, she said it was very surreal.
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but with an embrace. we both were overjoyed with the fact that there were other people enjoying something that they never had an opportunity to do before. >> what was on the menu? >> salmon, chicken for the adults, and for the children, it was chicken fingers, french fries, and chocolate chip cookies with fresh fruit. but we also had hors d'oeuvres, people passing hors d'oeuvres outside, with lemonade. pink lemonade. >> wonderful. it's wonderful to turn something around. i'm not going to get into the nitty-gritty of your daughter, but how is she doing? is she okay? >> oh, yes. >> ultimately, you had such a lovely time and they had such a lovely time. final question, are you doing this again? >> we would love to do it again, yes. we would like to do it with an educational segment so that we can educate them where they are.
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so that they can help themselves. and if we can teach them how to fish, of course they can feed themselves. >> carol and willie fowler. coming up next, a great day for facebook. we'll tell you the milestone they reached today. one that looked pretty unreachable a year ago. >> plus, cnn gets exclusive access inside a federal bomb lab that analyzes everything from fingerprints to explosives. helps track down terrorists around the world, and you're about to get a tour. don't miss this. ♪ unh ♪ [ male announcer ] you can choose to blend in. ♪ or you can choose to blend out. the all-new 2014 lexus is. it's your move.
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a share for the first time today. that is huge. after facebook's disappointing debut and botched initial public offering, the ipo, back in may of last year. let's talk about this with zain asher in new york. cnn money's zain asher. what's driving the gains for facebook? >> you know, brooke, part of the reason is growing revenue from facebook on mobile devices. it now makes up about 40% of the company's revenue. yes, as you mentioned, facebook is back to being the cool kid again. the share price cost $50 a share this morning. it's come a long way since its roller coaster ride last year. if you bought it in 2012 and had the patience to hold on, you're sitting pretty. the stock is up 88% so far this year. brooke? >> what about the nation's largest bank making news, on the hook for up to $11 billion to settle a bunch of government investigations. what's going on for jpmorgan chase. >> jamie dimon sat face-to-face
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for negotiations. there has been so much criticism towards regulators for going easy on wall street. now we're seeing it's harsher penalties and more aggressive enforcement. for their role in the 2008 financial crisis, basically what they're being accused of is selling toxic mortgages to investors, then claiming these mortgages were less risky than they actually were. i want to point out two things very quickly. you have to understand when you impose an $11 billion fine on a bank, it really is the shareholders that end up suffering. is that fair. and part of the trouble for jpmorgan is they and washington mutual which were heavily involved in risky mortgages, are the ones paying the price. i do want to mention that jpmorgan has had a nightmarish year, literally you cannot make this year up. let me show you what they're dealing with. $920 million in fines, also $309 million in refunds they have to
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pay for unfairly billing credit card customers and also $410 million for price fixing electricity market and even though regulators are going off the banks, we have not seen one top banking employee face charges for their role in the financial crisis. brooke? >> zain asher, thank you. a republican icon took an official role in a same sex marriage over the weekend. former president george h.w. bush was the official witness at the maine wedding of helen and bonnie. bush and his wife barbara are long, long-time friends of this couple. a spokesman says the former president signed the marriage license at the couple's request and yes, as i pointed out, bush 41 wearing his trade mark mismatched socks for the wedding. he has become known for that. "csi" one of the most popular shows on tv, gives you the viewer hollywood looks at solving crimes but cnn got
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lake city tv affiliate, ksl, so they earned those black and gold jerseys back after performing community service, attending character classes and other tasks. the coach as we reported yesterday, suspended his entire team last friday night for cutting class, disrespectful behavior and possibly bullying one student online. >> we didn't feel like it was the punishment. we felt like it was an opportunity for us to grow and for us to learn about, you know, how we can impact other people. >> you actually met with the student who was bullied, correct? >> yes. i just wanted him to know that we don't condone any of this stuff and i don't know, you know, if it was even any of our players, to be honest with you. it's all anonymous. we just felt like you know what, we as a team needed to take a stand and take a leadership direction and change some ideas there. i just wanted this young man to know we cared about him.
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>> ksl tv reports the nine players still suspended, can return if they fulfill the requirements but the others will be playing tomorrow night. the school has been overwhelmed by national attention as coach labrum put it, we have an opportunity to be an inspiration to an entire nation by doing the right things. hollywood dramas like "cs" " can offer thrilling scenes of crime scene investigating that's full of suspense and intrigue. but the real life science behind this work is highly specialized, much more intense and highly classified. cnn gained exclusive access inside the federal forensic lab to see what goes into this, like analyzing everything from fingerprints to explosives and how that has been used to track down terrorists all around the globe. cnn pentagon correspondent barbara starr takes us on an up close tour. >> reporter: it's just a
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fingerprint smudge on a piece of metal, but whose is it? cnn is the first news organization to see how analysts at america's lab have helped identify nearly 1,000 terrorists and members of al qaeda in 25 countries since the 9/11 attacks. lifting fingerprints involves some of the most sensitive techniques. here, super glue vapors are blasted on to cell phone circuit boards from ieds. >> those fumes are attaching to any fingerprints that are left behind on the surface, then they form a plastic image over that fingerprint. >> reporter: ultraviolet light picks up fine details. prints are gathered off documents, even food wrappers. ied parts gathered years ago in iraq are checked for prints. the u.s. wants to see if any iraq refugees now in the u.s. may have ties to terrorism. and some do. two iraqi men, living in the
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united states as refugees, were convicted of terrorism charges. the lab director shows me an evidence bag from one of their ieds in iraq. >> we found two fingerprints which we were able to identify back to the subject in the investigation. >> reporter: beyond using fingerprints, the lab recreates exploded bombs to help identify bomb makers. for the first time, you are seeing new 3-d images from ieds, looking at tiny details for clues on how the device was put together. here, ied components found in different parts of afghanistan, tires, metal and wood, match up exactly. this is the bomb maker's signature. >> there are obviously people that are teaching other people to make devices.
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>> one target, yemeni's master bomb maker, believed to be behind several attacks and teaching others how to make bombs that can't be caught by metal detectors. >> although there may be many people out there, every time we stop one, that's one less that we have to worry about. >> reporter: the lab has 100,000 boxes of evidence. every item is scrutinized as it comes in, with the hope that some clue will lead the experts to the bomb maker and save lives. barbara starr, cnn, washington. before we go, when you're a parent in the military, you're far, far away, deployed overseas, it's tough to be there for your kid's birthday, right? well, take a look as one military mom made up for that. she is staff sergeant jennifer white, back from her fourth deployment overseas. she missed two of her three kids' birthdays while she was away but as you're looking, she made her rounds to all of their

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